Ringing in the New Year

I figure the best way to start the new year is with a new creative outlet.

2013 was a big year for me. I finished my first year of law school, bought a house with the love of my life, battled a serious and life-threatening illness, spent time with wonderful friends, and I turned 30. Not bad for a single year.

For now, I’ll use this as a place to share things I have read, things I’m working on (in a week and a half, unfortunately, this will become mostly work and law school), house projects, step-family life, and occasional kitchen adventures (I love to cook, but I’m not terribly experienced). And definitely cocktails.

Presently, our house has been infected with the flu – New Year’s Eve involved no drinks, no sequins, and no late night for me. Instead, it involved pajamas and Sons of Anarchy with The Boyfriend (who fell asleep around 10pm, with me not far behind) and The Puppy. I had my champagne this morning with orange juice.

As of this moment, I am a 30 year old girlfriend to The Boyfriend, stepmom-ish to The Minions, dog mommy to the best puppy ever (yes, she’s two years old, yes, she’s still my puppy), law student, homeowner, paralegal, and cocktail enthusiast. I’m not talking cosmopolitans – I’m thinking something with bourbon and a house-made simple syrup. Maybe some herbs. Maybe some citrus. You get the idea. And if you don’t, I’m bound to share a recipe or two in the future.

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